Study Explores Potential of Factory-Built Housing

A study prepared by WSP USA for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides insight into the benefits and constraints of modular factory-built affordable housing.

©DAVID BAKER ARCHITECTS

Union Flats in Union City, California, is being designed by David Baker Architects using factory-manufactured housing units.

©ADOBE STOCK

The EPA report was prepared for two organizations in Oakland, California: the Association of Bay Area Governments and the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation.

©FULL STACK MODULAR

Brooklyn’s 61 Dean Street apartment complex, manufactured by Full Stack Modular, is an example of successful factory-built housing.

©2018 WSP USA

The report, Modular Construction for Multifamily Affordable Housing, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of factory-built housing. Click here to download the full report.